Puerto Rico is recovering from multiple disasters and trying to become an innovation island. You have the opportunity to participate in a historic moment in Puerto Rico, as it builds itself back from the bottom up, based on the innate resourcefulness and resilience of its communities. A high school in Bayamon (just outside San Juan) is looking for a few college students familiar with design thinking for entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, or community-based design to come to sunny Puerto Rico (Bayamon is the biggest and most innovative urban setting here) for J-term and assist by facilitating a community-based design project, and fostering grade 11 students’ “level two” deep design thinking skills and habits of mind. The school is all in, and you will be working with an outstanding team of educators and students. Shared housing will be at a reduced rate. Spanish is not a must, but it could be a great opportunity to practice!! Design Thinking and a desire to teach it are the basic requirements. See posting in Handshake and apply immediately!
Are you planning to take part in an internship for credit during Winter Term 2019? Please pay attention to these important deadlines!
Deadline – November 15:
Register for a Winter Term placeholder class in Banner Web by 4:00 pm on Thursday, November 15 if your internship has not yet been approved by CCI and the Curriculum Committee.
Students who have already received an approval email from CCI and the Curriculum Committee must follow all instructions in their award letter and register for the internship course in Banner Web no later than November 15.
Deadline – November 30: Secure a Winter Term internship AND complete an application for credit. No applications accepted after November 30. See steps and timeline for applying for credit for your internship at go/WTinternships.
You will find all the information you need about Winter Term internships at go/WTinternships, including the personal essay prompt and sample academic sources. For additional questions, please contact Cheryl Whitney Lower.
Are you interested in doing a Winter Term internship for credit but want to stay on campus?
Check out the great on-campus and local Winter Term internships in Handshake. Search “jobs,” click on “Filters,” scroll down to “labeled by your school” and select “Winter Term” to see all the offerings.
Sample On-Campus Internships:
Architectural Analysis Intern – Work with Marble Fairbanks, the architecture firm that has been engaged to work on a project at the Davis Library.
Study Abroad Intern – Learn about the field of study abroad in higher education with the International Programs & Off Campus Study office.
Oratory Now Intern – Help organize the Spencer Prize in Oratory event, develop oratory coaching curricula, and more.
Publishing Intern – Read and evaluate manuscripts, participate in editorial meetings, and more with the New England Review.
In your next interview, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get a question or two about your internship experience. Will you be able to turn that into your next big opportunity?
“Cashing in on Your Summer Internship”
Sunday, October 14, 4:30 pm
OR Monday, October 15, 7:30 pm
Coltrane Lounge, Adirondack House
Oratory Now Internship Coaching and Video Session
Join this hands-on workshop to practice the art of translating your internship story!
Oratory Now coaches will lead this coaching and video session designed for students who participated in internships over the summer. Participants will refine their public speaking skills and craft a personalized narrative about the impact of their summer experience. You will leave the session with a “draft” video you could use for digital portfolios, LinkedIn pages, and more.
RSVP in Handshake for the day and time that works best for you!
Each Winter Term, many students participate in internships and apply for the opportunity to earn academic credit while having high-level exposure to valuable work. Below is a complete timeline that clearly outlines all of the necessary steps to obtain credit this January. Contact Cheryl Whitney Lower at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Expand the sections below to access required forms and more information.
Starting now – early November, 2018 – SECURE YOUR INTERNSHIP
Tell your Internship Supervisor that they will receive a link (via a Handshake email) to complete an Intern Sponsor Agreement form once you have submitted your Application for Internship Credit.
October 29-31, 2018 – REGISTER FOR A WINTER TERM INTERNSHIP COURSE
If you are planning to complete an internship but have not yet been approved or secured your internship, register for any Winter Term class as a temporary placeholder. Failure to register for a class or an internship during WT registration means you will not be eligible for credit.
If your internship is approved before WT registration, register on Banner for your internship; CCI will send you instructions once it is approved.
Note: “Approved” means it has been approved by CCI and the Curriculum Committee.
Before early November, 2018 – IDENTIFY AND SECURE AN ACADEMIC SPONSOR
Identify a Middlebury faculty member as your Academic Sponsor- this can be your advisor or another faculty member.
Discuss a plan that will help you make connections between your internship experience and your coursework at Middlebury.
Identify at least three scholarly sources to list in your application for credit. You will use this as an intellectual framework for your experience and as relevant content for your final academic work. See samples here.
Once you have completed your Application for Internship Credit, your Academic Sponsor will receive a link (via a Handshake email) to complete an Academic Sponsor Agreement form.
November 30, 2018 – DEADLINE FOR STUDENTS TO APPLY FOR CREDIT AND/OR FUNDING IN HANDSHAKE